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    Corey Holcomb, Contestant

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    COREY HOLCOMB
    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    "I'm extra ghetto, if I do say so myself. I got two six-year-olds and they ain't twins."

    (oddly, NBC has no interview questions for him)

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    Is Corey so boring nobody can thing of anything to say about him?

    He was okay in the laundromat, but not stellar. It was a case of a single person laughing who seeded other people. So it only took one person's sense of humor to assure his victory.

    At the Toyota Fest, I'll admit (in part due no doubt to the editing "allowing" us to finally see more of the same set we know he's been doing all along) he seemed a bit better. So perhaps the parts of his set we've seen broadcast before were never his strongest.

    I think he's a mid-level person. Outside this stoopid alliance, but talented enough to not be an initial victim. On that basis, he could make it far, but not likely all the way, since he's good perhaps--not great--and maybe not an inherent crowd pleaser for dumb Dat-Phan loving L.A. audiences.

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    I don't find him that funny. Something about cracking inappropriate jokes about your spouse/wife just turns me off.
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    Corey is my favorite comic left. He is SO funny. My sister and I laugh so hard at most of his jokes. IMO, he is the funniest.

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    I liked his bit the first time, but every time I've seen him since I get annoyed by the way he slurs his words like he's drunk. I guess he got a few tepid chuckles from the launderers, but I can't think why unless they were chuckles of embarassment for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat
    I liked his bit the first time, but every time I've seen him since I get annoyed by the way he slurs his words like he's drunk.
    I've noticed a lot of African-American comedians do this. I think THEY think sometimes it sounds like Bill Cosby--who definitely had a vocal affectation, but in his case it was more of a mumbling tone than actual slurring (even at greater volumes... the mumbling kind of became a rolling tone--an up and down thing).

    Heck, even Bernie Mac does it.

    Chris Rock. Now there's a guy who speaks crystal clear. And LOUD.

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    I'm sure there's some dialectical cue I'm not picking up on with my lily white ears but to me the slurring gets old quick.

    That's the problem, think of someone like Chris Rock and you wonder why we're watching any of these guys.
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    I totally agree with you hepcat. That also bugs me.
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    Elsewhere someone commented on how dumb these photos of the comics are. Corey seems to have it especially bad--that fake "hey, I'm wacky" look. Either that, or gas.

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    I think he's ok, definitely not the worst.
    I thought the joke aobut the two six year olds was quite funny. . . the first time I heard it.
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